Patents by Inventor Elliott B. Harris

Elliott B. Harris has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10230901
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, device, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for enabling semi-manual media capture. Semi-manual media capture can involve calculating optimal exposure settings in an auto-exposure loop, displaying a scene with optimal exposure settings in real time, receiving a manual adjust gesture, and adjusting the scene, in real time, based on the manual adjust gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi, Johnnie B. Manzari
  • Patent number: 9992443
    Abstract: Techniques and devices for acquiring and compressing timelapse video are described. The techniques are adaptive, in that the acquisition frame rate is adapted and captured images are periodically deleted during filming. To implement the method, a user need not know ahead of time how long the source video will be acquired. Regardless of the acquisition time, the resulting video is automatically edited to provide a timelapse clip of a predefined length or of a length within a predefined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin S. Titi, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Elliott B. Harris, Johnnie Manzari, Graham Clarke
  • Patent number: 9942486
    Abstract: For cameras that capture several images in a burst mode, some embodiments of the invention provide a method that presents one or more of the captured images differently than the remaining captured images. The method identifies at least one captured image as dominant image and at least another captured image as a non-dominant image. The method then displays each dominant image different from each non-dominant image in a concurrent presentation of the images captured during the burst mode. The dominant images may appear larger than non-dominant images, and/or appear with a marking that indicates that the images are dominant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Claus Mølgaard, Mikael Rousson, Vincent Yue-Tao Wong, Brett M. Keating, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Karl C. Hsu, Todd S. Sachs, Justin Titi, Elliott B. Harris
  • Patent number: 9900499
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for providing visual indication that the image capture device is actively recording frames for a time lapse output sequence by providing indicia that communicates to a user that the image capture device is actively recording frames for the time lapse output sequence. Allowing user to perform time lapse sequence captures with a simple set up and with auto-adjustments when events occur that might otherwise detract from output quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Brasket, Behkish J. Manzari, Elliott B. Harris, Justin S. Titi, Graham R. Clarke
  • Patent number: 9860451
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a camera. While in a first media acquisition mode for the camera the device displays a live preview on the display. While displaying the live preview, the device detects activation of a shutter button. In response to detecting activation of the shutter button, the device groups a plurality of images acquired by the camera in temporal proximity to the activation of the shutter button into a sequence of images. The sequence of images includes: a plurality of images acquired by the camera prior to detecting activation of the shutter button; a representative image that represents the first sequence of images and was acquired by the camera after one or more of the other images in the first sequence of images; and a plurality of images acquired by the camera after acquiring the representative image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Henrique D. Penha, Sebastian J. Bauer, Imran A. Chaudhri, Graham R. Clarke, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Aurelio Guzman, Jonathan Ive, Nicholas V. King, Behkish J. Manzari, Charles A. Mezak, Justin S. Titi, Christopher I. Wilson, Elliott B. Harris, Emilie Kim
  • Publication number: 20170237888
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, device, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for enabling semi-manual media capture. Semi-manual media capture can involve calculating optimal exposure settings in an auto-exposure loop, displaying a scene with optimal exposure settings in real time, receiving a manual adjust gesture, and adjusting the scene, in real time, based on the manual adjust gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi, Johnnie B. Manzari
  • Patent number: 9667881
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, device, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for enabling semi-manual media capture. Semi-manual media capture can involve calculating optimal exposure settings in an auto-exposure loop, displaying a scene with optimal exposure settings in real time, receiving a manual adjust gesture, and adjusting the scene, in real time, based on the manual adjust gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi, Johnnie B. Manzari
  • Patent number: 9571739
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for displaying useful countdown timers on a media capture device. A media capture device can increase contrast between countdown timer and the video of a scene to be captured by a media capture device and adjust the position and size of a counter displayed on the device based on whether the object is determined to be closer or further than a predetermined threshold distance. Countdown timers can be triggered by detection of objects and gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi
  • Publication number: 20160357822
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for organizing media items according to a contextual moment in which they were captured. Media items can be tagged with unique moments by using temporal data and location data to define moments and to partition collections of media items by the moment they were captured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Woods, Elliott B. Harris, Justin S. Titi
  • Publication number: 20160344927
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for providing visual indication that the image capture device is actively recording frames for a time lapse output sequence by providing indicia that communicates to a user that the image capture device is actively recording frames for the time lapse output sequence. Allowing user to perform time lapse sequence captures with a simple set up and with auto-adjustments when events occur that might otherwise detract from output quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Brasket, Behkish J. Manzari, Elliott B. Harris, Justin S. Titi, Graham R. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20160295130
    Abstract: For cameras that capture several images in a burst mode, some embodiments of the invention provide a method that presents one or more of the captured images differently than the remaining captured images. The method identifies at least one captured image as dominant image and at least another captured image as a non-dominant image. The method then displays each dominant image different from each non-dominant image in a concurrent presentation of the images captured during the burst mode. The dominant images may appear larger than non-dominant images, and/or appear with a marking that indicates that the images are dominant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Claus Mølgaard, Mikael Rousson, Vincent Yue-Tao Wong, Brett M. Keating, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Karl C. Hsu, Todd S. Sachs, Justin Titi, Elliott B. Harris
  • Publication number: 20160212319
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, device, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for enabling semi-manual media capture. Semi-manual media capture can involve calculating optimal exposure settings in an auto-exposure loop, displaying a scene with optimal exposure settings in real time, receiving a manual adjust gesture, and adjusting the scene, in real time, based on the manual adjust gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi, Johnnie B. Manzari
  • Publication number: 20160165141
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for displaying useful countdown timers on a media capture device. A media capture device can increase contrast between countdown timer and the video of a scene to be captured by a media capture device and adjust the position and size of a counter displayed on the device based on whether the object is determined to be closer or further than a predetermined threshold distance. Countdown timers can be triggered by detection of objects and gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi
  • Patent number: 9313397
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, device, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for enabling semi-manual media capture. Semi-manual media capture can involve calculating optimal exposure settings in an auto-exposure loop, displaying a scene with optimal exposure settings in real time, receiving a manual adjust gesture, and adjusting the scene, in real time, based on the manual adjust gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi, Johnnie B. Manzari
  • Patent number: 9307112
    Abstract: For cameras that capture several images in a burst mode, some embodiments of the invention provide a method that presents one or more of the captured images differently than the remaining captured images. The method identifies at least one captured image as dominant image and at least another captured image as a non-dominant image. The method then displays each dominant image different from each non-dominant image in a concurrent presentation of the images captured during the burst mode. The dominant images may appear larger than non-dominant images, and/or appear with a marking that indicates that the images are dominant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Claus Mølgaard, Mikael Rousson, Vincent Yue-Tao Wong, Brett M. Keating, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Karl C. Hsu, Todd S. Sachs, Justin Titi, Elliott B. Harris
  • Patent number: 9288396
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for displaying useful countdown timers on a media capture device. A media capture device can increase contrast between countdown timer and the video of a scene to be captured by a media capture device and adjust the position and size of a counter displayed on the device based on whether the object is determined to be closer or further than a predetermined threshold distance. Countdown timers can be triggered by detection of objects and gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi
  • Publication number: 20150350551
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for displaying useful countdown timers on a media capture device. A media capture device can increase contrast between countdown timer and the video of a scene to be captured by a media capture device and adjust the position and size of a counter displayed on the device based on whether the object is determined to be closer or further than a predetermined threshold distance. Countdown timers can be triggered by detection of objects and gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi
  • Publication number: 20150350591
    Abstract: Techniques and devices for acquiring and compressing timelapse video are described. The techniques are adaptive, in that the acquisition frame rate is adapted and captured images are periodically deleted during filming. To implement the method, a user need not know ahead of time how long the source video will be acquired. Regardless of the acquisition time, the resulting video is automatically edited to provide a timelapse clip of a predefined length or of a length within a predefined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Justin S. Titi, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Elliott B. Harris, Johnnie Manzari, Graham Clarke
  • Publication number: 20150350533
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, device, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for enabling semi-manual media capture. Semi-manual media capture can involve calculating optimal exposure settings in an auto-exposure loop, displaying a scene with optimal exposure settings in real time, receiving a manual adjust gesture, and adjusting the scene, in real time, based on the manual adjust gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott B. Harris, Jeffrey Brasket, Justin S. Titi, Johnnie B. Manzari
  • Publication number: 20140354845
    Abstract: For cameras that capture several images in a burst mode, some embodiments of the invention provide a method that presents one or more of the captured images differently than the remaining captured images. The method identifies at least one captured image as dominant image and at least another captured image as a non-dominant image. The method then displays each dominant image different from each non-dominant image in a concurrent presentation of the images captured during the burst mode. The dominant images may appear larger than non-dominant images, and/or appear with a marking that indicates that the images are dominant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Claus Mølgaard, Mikael Rousson, Vincent Yue-Tao Wong, Brett M. Keating, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Karl C. Hsu, Todd S. Sachs, Justin Titi, Elliott B. Harris